Robert Downey Jr.'s troubles with the L.A. law continue to mount. The 31-year-old actor, an Oscar nominee for Chaplin, racked up his third arrest in a month Saturday after walking away from a court-ordered drug treatment program. When Downey returned a few hours later to Exodus Recovery Center in Marina del Rey, he was arrested for violating the terms of his bail. Downey, who already faces drug and weapons charges in connection with a June 23 speeding arrest, was arrested last week on charges of trespassing and being under the influence of a controlled substance after he allegedly broke into a Malibu neighbor's home and passed out in a bed. He was held Sunday in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Drug arrest stops Donovan tour
Scottish folk singer Donovan has canceled a comeback concert tour of the United States because of visa problems caused by a 30-year-old drugs conviction, his record company said Monday. According to his American Recordings label, embassy officials would not let him into the U.S. without a waiver that takes five weeks to obtain. He was forced to cancel the tour, but several days later the waiver mysteriously arrived _ although it was too late for him to re-assemble the tour. The label hopes to bring the singer, whose full name is Donovan Leitch, to the United States in mid-September to promote the album, Sutras, which is scheduled for release in early October and features such guests as guitarist Dave Navarro from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and keyboardist Benmont Tench from the Heartbreakers. Leitch, 50, played a keyrole in the 1960s flower power movement and his hit song Mellow Yellow served as an anthem for hippies everywhere.
ABC tops Emmy nominations
ABC received 29 nominations, just two more than the Public Broadcasting Service, in the 17th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations announced today. NBC was third, with 20 nominations, just ahead of CBS, with 19. The Discovery Channel, available in 67-million cable TV homes, was fifth, with nine nominations, followed by TBS, with seven; A&E, with four; AMC and Cinemax, with three each; HBO and The Learning Channel, with two each. CNN and syndicated television received one nomination apiece. The 111 nominations announced were chosen from among 1,300 entries for the calendar year 1995, said John Cannon, president of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a non-profit organization. The ceremony is Sept. 11.
O.J. comparison irks Tom Arnold
Tom Arnold wants his famous ex, Roseanne, to quit picking on someone her own size, namely him. Her jokes and jibes are one thing _ not that he isn't sick of them, too _ but Arnold tells TV Guide that he's most stung by her attack in the June issue of Ladies' Home Journal, comparing their failed marriage to O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson's and saying she felt she "would be dead if I stayed with Tom." Arnold tells TV Guide: "I've had my lawyers send her letters. I have talked to her. She is very confused. We did not have a perfect marriage, and I am not a perfect husband. But as far as the violence goes, it never happened. I said many stupid things; I did many dumb things. But her comparing herself to Nicole Brown Simpson, who was brutally murdered, is it's an abomination. And that hurts me."